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EPS-MACCS (Earth Scout 1)

EPS-MACCS []

EPS-MACCS (Earth System Processes Monitored in the Atmosphere by a Constellation of CubeSats) focusses on understanding and quantifying atmospheric processes in the upper troposphere and in the stratosphere.

In particular, it will make observations in tropical and sub-tropical latitudes to observe gases such as water vapour, carbon dioxide, methane, ozone and nitrous oxide as well as aerosols all of which play a key role in the greenhouse effect and climate change. The mission comprises three 12-litre CubeSats, each carrying thermal infrared spectrometer, as well as a visible near-infrared hyperspectral solar disk imager as a secondary instrument.

The EPS-MACCS constellations consists of three 12U CubeSat built and operated for ESA by GOMSpace as prime contractor.

Nation: Europe
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Operator: GOMSpace, ESA
Contractors: GOMSpace
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (12U)
Propulsion: Enpulsion thrusters
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EPS-MACCS A (Earth Scout 1A) - 2023 with ?, EPS-MACCS B, EPS-MACCS C
EPS-MACCS B (Earth Scout 1B) - 2023 with ?, EPS-MACCS A, EPS-MACCS C
EPS-MACCS C (Earth Scout 1C) - 2023 with ?, EPS-MACCS A, EPS-MACCS B